Create – Stepping Off

Exercise #3 in Stage One of the Creativity Journey When I first did the exercise described in the Imagine section I was stunned by how powerful it was. My creativity coach Robyn asked me to stand and imagine myself committing fully to my art. I closed my eyes and I imagined the precipice over the […]

Explore – What’s Whispering to You?

If you’ve decided to begin this creativity journey something whispers to you just as it did to me. The sound may be coming to you faintly, coming from a place deep in your soul, but the whispers are likely there. Can you hear them? If the whispers are faint, try a writing exercise. Contemplate a […]

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Imagine – Walk Through

This is the first exercise in Stage One of the Creativity Journey. Find a comfortable chair and start your journey. One of the things that I love about traveling is the excitement that builds before the journey begins. Before my bags are packed I imagine what I will do on my trip and how it […]

Feeling the Pull Toward Your Creativity

Over the years you may have felt the pull of your own creativity. Perhaps you were an armchair traveler, daydreaming of a creative adventure.  On occasion you may have indulged in a creative project and felt the stirrings in your soul. But now that tug on your heart has gotten stronger, hasn’t it? You have […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – Why?

I have been writing this newsletter for more than five years now, exploring the nature of creativity, exhorting the value of play and experimentation, and mapping the creativity journey. But why? Why does any of this matter? Because our creativity is at the very core of who we are as human beings. The ability to […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – It’s Time

Yesterday was a blur.  I was back in my cube for the first time since March 13, 2020, and my day was full.  But, there is one thing from the day that stayed with me. I was listening to a podcast during my morning commute (not at all happy about having one of those again!) […]

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The Evolution of “3 Ferns”

Because I am talking about where ideas come from in my Creativity Explorers Facebook group this month, I thought I would share the evolution of my most recent piece to show how the idea for it changed over time.   This piece began, of course, with the three fern cyanotypes. I made each of the prints […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – Processing

Last month, I wrote about the chronic stress that we have all been under because of the pandemic and the creativity killer this has been for so many of us. This month, I have a solution to recommend. I read in the New York Times Sunday Review and editorial entitled “We Need to Process What […]